Re: Imagine the TOS Starfleet
One thing I've always felt about the Vulcans, in keeping with the pacifist portrayal, is that they didn't have a fleet to speak of during TOS. This might also explain why Starfleet/UESPA loaned them the Intrepid
Fits with the Japanese thing, too.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q